The Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences in Academia Sinica, one of the most eminent research institutes in Taiwan, invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the following areas:
The Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy group is searching for new members specializing in studying chemical reactions in gas and/or condensed phases and/or on interfaces utilizing experimental or computational techniques. Applicants who are interested in atmospheric chemistry and/or the chemistry of unstable species are especially welcome. We are also open-minded to candidates from interdisciplinary fields. This group has its roots in gas phase reaction dynamics and spectroscopy; its researches have been extended to other applications, e.g., the structure determination of carbohydrates.
The Atomic Physics and Optical Science group invites individuals with expertise in atomic physics, optical sciences, and quantum science and technology, either theoretically or experimentally. Higher priority will be given to theoretical quantum many-body physics with ultracold quantum gases and theoretical quantum optics. This group has existing strengths in experiments of quantum gases, cold-atom based quantum optics and nonlinear optics, as well as ultrafast and ultraintense lasers.
The Biophysics and Bioanalytical Technology group invites individuals interested in technology development to address unique biological questions, including but not limited to computational biophysics, single cell technology, advanced microscopy, nanotechnology, bioinstrumentation, and biosensors.
The Advanced Materials and Surface Science is searching for a new faculty member specializing in the synthesis, characterization, simulation, and applications of advanced materials. Applicants who are interested in fundamental physics and chemistry of materials, surfaces, and nanostructures are especially welcome.
Candidates at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Research Fellow (equivalent to Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) levels will be considered. They must have a Ph.D. degree and will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program. Adequate start-up packages will be provided. Application package containing a cover letter, a full CV with a complete publication record, a research proposal, and a minimum of three referees may be to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation can also be sent to the same address. Please address all correspondence to:
Dr. Tsyr-Yan Dharma Yu
Faculty Search Committee, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences
Academia Sinica, Room 222, P.O. Box 23-166, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan
About Academia Sinica
In the early 1980s the founders of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS) had the vision to see the great potential of advanced instruments such as high precision lasers and synchrotron radiation light sources together with pulsed molecular beams, ionization techniques, and ultrahigh vacuum surface techniques in elucidating the structures of atoms and molecules and the dynamics and energetics of the interaction among atoms and molecules. They proposed to establish an Institute to complement the research at the Institutes of Physics and Chemistry in the Academia Sinica. A preparatory office was initiated in 1982 headed by Dr. Chau-Ting Chang. Unfortunately in 1993 Dr. Chang passed away unexpectedly at a young age. Dr. Sheng-Hsien Lin assumed his responsibilities. In 1995 the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences was inaugurated as a full-fledged Institute in the Academia Sinica. Dr. Lin became the first Director, from 1995-2001. Dr. Kopin Liu took the helm from 2001-2004. Dr. Yuh-Lin Wang was appointed Director from 2004-2010. Dr. Mei-Yin Chou was appointed Director from 2011-2016. Dr. Kuei-Hsien Chen is the Appointed Director since July 2017.
Under the vision... and leadership of Dr. Yuan T. Lee, former President of the Academia Sinica, and the previous Directors, the IAMS has grown to become a multi-disciplinary center of excellence in fundamental research. Today, research projects at the IAMS cover topics ranging from the spectroscopy and dynamics of molecules to the fabrication and analysis of advanced materials to the study of biophysics and the development of analytical tools for biomolecules. At present the Institute has grown into a unit with 28 full-time Research Fellows and 11 Adjunct Research Fellows in the following four research groups: (1) Advanced Materials and Surface Science, (2) Atomic Physics and Optical Science, (3) Biophysics and Bio-analytical Technology, and (4) Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy. There are over 200 visiting scientists, postdoctoral associates, students, and research assistants working in the Institute, including about 90 master and Ph.D. students. The Institute is also an avid participant in the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) within the Academia Sinica.
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